Friday, January 28, 2011

Updated Project Pic

Here's an updated pic of ONE of 3 cards that will be completed during class....we will also be making use of Tim Holtz, My Favorite Things, Whiff of Joy, Hero Arts, and more...can't to go color this image....oh, and for those of you who are curious, yes, this is an Easel Card...6x6 in size...

Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!

Another class project pic

So, I was asked to go ahead and reveal the project pic for the Vintage Valentine's class. I've agreed to post the LEFT side of the layout, but will continue to keep the right hand side page a secret, as it has the image that we'll be creating in class, and I'd like that to be a surprise.

As you can see from the image, we will be using: Tim Holtz, My Favorite Things, Martha Stewart, Core'Dinations, Spellbinders, Quickutz, and of course Teresa Collins. It's going to be a fun class...and I hope everyone enjoys it!!

Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Just got word that I need to prep my next COPIC class for The Crafty Scrapper....focusing on Skin & here's a sample of what to expect in this class....obviously it's not finished, but will be soon....

Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Treasure Box Club

The TBC is sponsoring a Sketch Inspirations I created a layout using the new sketch, and it's presented here for your viewing pleasure. :)

The picture was while we were on a Pirate Cruise from St. Lucia to Pigeon Island. The ship we were on was one of the ones used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. We had such a great time exploring the island, and riding on the ship. And believe it or not, I didn't get sea sick!! Yay me!!

If you haven't done so yet, I'd recommend you hop on over to The Treasure Box Club and snag a kit for January. I absolutely loved playing with this one.

Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!

Playing with the IPhone

Just playing with an IPhone app that has fun with pics.... :)

Hope you're having a RIPArts kind of day!!

Just around the corner...

I'm just around the corner from my next round of classes at Remember When in Whitesboro. I'll be teaching 2 classes, and involved in a 3rd class (a collaborative effort).

Here are some pics from my upcoming class projects.

Vintage Valentines - You've seen this pic a few times, since I've used it to illustrate the rolled flower and rolled rose dies...

Next up, I'll be teaching a 3-D Vintage Valentine's a sample of the projects for that class...

Afterwards, I'll be wrapping up with a "Charmed, I'm sure" class....a vintage Valentine's charm bracelet. Here are 4 of the 11 charms we'll be making in class...

I hope each of you is enjoying the start to this great new year. Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!

YAY....I'm sooo excited....

Just got an email from the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, that some dies that I had requested have arrived. I'm so excited to be able to play with them....One of them will be used in my Intro to COPICS class on Saturday, January 29th, and the other will be used in my Intermediate COPICS class next month...

In my Basics class, we will be working with October Afternoon....for my Intermediate class, we will be working with Hero Arts stamps. I can't wait!!

Here's a sample of what to expect in my Back to Basics class this weekend...this card is incomplete, as I'm still waiting on my dies....which I'll have in hand tonite, after work... :)

Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!


Made it through the weekend....had a wonderful day at Personal Scrapbook, teaching my 3 COPICS classes back to back. It was a long day, but had so much fun with my students. I can't wait to see some of their work.

We also got to play with the rolled flower and rolled rose dies, as well as the banner die, all from My Favorite Things. I also purchased the new scalloped banner die while I was there.

Not sure what a rolled flower looks like? Here are some on this portion of a layout for an upcoming class...

I'll be teaching a new class at Personal Scrapbook in late March. Keep an eye on my calendar for updates.

Until next time, I hope you have a RIPArts kind of day!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yup, it's a great start to a New Year...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been busy creating samples for classes, and ordering new stuff to use from all, let me share a few of my favorite things with you...

I recently received my copies of the new Disney cartridges for the Cricut/Expression. Here are the stock photos of the carts....I haven't gotten to play with them YET, but I will be doing so VERY soon...I'm teaching an intro class to the Cricut at Remember When in March. Check my calendar for more deets...

And before you ask, YES, I do have another Disney trip in the works for later this year, so these carts are perfectly timed in their release... :)

What else have I gotten recently? Well, there's a wonderful company whose stamps I've been playing with recently, and I just got some of their dies as well. Who are they? They're called My Favorite Things, and they do have some of my new favorite things in's just one of the items that I'll be using in classes very soon. These dies can be found at Personal Scrapbook in Allen.
I'll also be using some Greeting Farm stamps, and some MFT Stamps as well for my COPIC series of classes. Check them out on my schedule to the right. These classes will be taught at Personal Scrapbook in Allen. These fantastic stamps are available at the store.

And of course, I'm teaching a class on the new Teresa Collins Stampmaker, and I'm soooo looking forward to making some of my own designs....I'll be teaching this class at Remember When in Whitesboro. The maker and supplies can be purchased through Remember When. Of course I'm also loving the new October Afternoon stamps and coordinating papers...and will be using some in my upcoming COPIC class...this will be taught at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. The stamps, and complete paper line can be purchased at The Crafty Scrapper.

In February, I believe that I'll be teaching another COPIC class in Waxahachie using the Hero Arts stamps that I recently got. Here's a sample of their stamps.

So, you can see how well my year has started's yours coming along? Getting the projects completed that you want? Getting the goodies you need? I sure hope so.

Until next time, I hope you all have a RIPArts kind of day!!